|City of license||Garner, North Carolina|
|First air date||1969|
|Power||1,000 watts day|
|Owner||Estuardo Valdemar Rodriguez And Leonor Rodriguez|
|Sister stations||WLLQ, WGSB|
|Website|| Tunein LA GRANDE, Twitter LA GRANDE|
WRTG hit the local airwaves in 1969 as country station WKBQ. In 1987, the station became classic country WHEV under the ownership of Henry E. Veil. After going dark in the early 1990s, Veil gave the license to Durham-based Carolina Christian Communications, which signed 1000 AM back on the air in 1994 with a simulcast of contemporary Christian station WRTP, 1530 AM. A third AM signal, WGSB (1060 AM in Mebane, North Carolina) joined the simulcast in 1995. The stations were then known as "His Radio WRTP" and owned by Radio Training Network along with WRTP-FM in Roanoke Rapids and several FM translators across the Triangle and Eastern North Carolina.
In October 2004, WRTG, along with WRTP and WGSB were purchased by Estuardo Valdemar Rodriguez and Leonor Rodriguez, owners of WLLN in Lillington, North Carolina, for $1.1 million. On February 3, 2005, WRTP and its sister AM stations ceased broadcasting the "His Radio WRTP" Christian format. After a day off the air, the three stations resumed broadcasting a Spanish-language format on February 4, 2005. The stations carry the regional Mexican format formerly heard on WFTK.
In November 2011 WRTG changed its format to "Radio La Grande". Now Radio La Grande is transmitting in different frequencies in North Carolina. WRTG 1000AM Raleigh, Garner, WRTP 1530AM Durham, Chape Hill, Cary, WGSB 1060AM MEBANE, HILLSBORO, WLLN 1370AM LILLINGTON, ANGER.
"La Grande Program" Monday - Friday 6:00am – 10:00am "El Mojarra Show" con Luis Garcia 10:00am – 11:00am El Reventon Sonidero con el DJ Negro 11:00am – 12:00pm La hora de los Macuarros con el DJ Negro 12:00pm – 1:00pm LA Lonchera de la Grande con el DJ Negro 1:00pm – 2:00pm Divercion, con Los Costeños Feliciano y Madaleno. Ademas los chismes de la farandula con la secion de Riky y Martin mejor conosidos como La Pantunfla y La Sirena, Las Pirujas de la Grande. 2:00pm – 3:00pm Las Tardes con Muiguel Gonzalez El Pestayo y Ponzonio El Ponzoñas 3:00pm – 5:00pm El Chico Mezcla DJ Guarache y el Mudo 5:00pm – 7:00pm Las Inmortales con Raymundo Ruiz y El Muñeco 7:00pm – 6:00am Los Grandes Exitos de La Grande
Sabados 6:00am – 8:00am Los Grandes Exitos de La Grande 8:00am – 10:00am Conteo 20 Monitor Latino 10:00am – 11:00am Jairo Barrios El Gato 11:00am – 2:00pm El Costeño de Acapulco 2:00pm – 3:00pm DJ Taz 3:00pm – 4:00pm Dani Boy 4:00pm – 7:00pm La Hora Costeña con DJ Milton 7:00pm – 8:00am Los Grande Exitos de La Grande
Domingos 8:00am – 10:00am De Paisano a Paisano 10:00am – 11:00am Jairo Barrios El Gato 11:00am – 12:00pm Los Pequeños de La Grande con Franklin 12:00pm – 2:00pm DJ Taz 2:00pm – 4:00pm Dani boy 4:00pm – 7:00pm La Hora Costeña con DJ Milton 7:00pm – 6:00am Los Grande Exitos de La Grande
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